Peoria Public Radio News
6:14 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Rutherford calls for more economic stability

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Rutherford talks with supporters at CJ's Cafe in Pekin Friday, November 1, 2013.
Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Rutherford talks with supporters at CJ's Cafe in Pekin Friday, November 1, 2013.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio
  Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford is traveling the region stumping for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. He stopped at C-J’s Cafe in Pekin Friday and talked with about 30 people. He says the economy and unemployment are the threads of common concern throughout the state. He says unemployment is a concern in Tri- County Area. 

Rutherford: “But you go to a Decatur, or a Kankakee and a Rockford and they are dramatically even higher yet. So what is it we can do as a state and particularly as the governor that can try to help put people back to work? I mean that, if you go to anyplace from deep southern Illinois clear to the Wisconsin border, that is the common denominator out there.” 

 Rutherford says, if elected, his lieutenant governor would lead the Governor’s office of job appropriation and retention. He says he would also serves as the state’s chief marketing officer. 

Dan Rutherford is facing three others running for the Republican nomination: Kirk Dillard, Bill Brady and Bruce Rauner.

 The Primary election is March 18th.